Posted by: Chuck | July 27, 2013

Philippine Navy Prepares to Receive Philippine Made Ship


English: ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (Sept. 6, 2009...

English: ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (Sept. 6, 2009) A Philippine Navy patrol boat and an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat operated by members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) search for survivors Sept. 6, 2009 following the sinking of a super ferry off the coast of Zamboanga del Norte. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Ramsey/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Manila – The Philippine Navy (PN) is exerting efforts to finalize preparations in connection with the completion of a Philippine made naval vessel for use of Fleet-Marine operating forces as well as other AFP forces stationed all over the Philippines.

English: A member of the Armed Forces of the P...

English: A member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Special Operations Group participates in a battlefield exercise during a combat medic subject matter expert exchange at Naval Base Cavite, Philippines. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The acquisition of the Philippine-made Landing Craft Utility (LCU) will provide for a readily available watercraft for combat support missions such as logistics transport and amphibious operations. Movement requirements to be carried out will be readily dispatched as the vessel will cater to the AFP’s inter island and coastal operations in support to internal security operations. The LCU Acquisition Project is part of the CY2002 Revised Reprioritized Project List (RRPL) and it has an approved budget of Php 189M.

This vessel is primarily configured to transport combat personnel, tanks, vehicles, artillery equipment, and cargoes in support to military amphibious operations and secondarily, to perform non combatant evacuation, medical equation, disaster, rescue and relief operations and transport/logistic mission in support to national socio-economic projects of the government. (Source: Philippine Navy News)

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